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Faces of Food Safety

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When American consumers think of the United States Department of Agriculture, it's often in connection with the mark of inspection that can be found on labels and products.

That mark serves as a seal of approval, bolstering consumers' confidence that the meat, poultry and processed egg products they are about to enjoy are safe and wholesome. And that confidence comes as a result of the work of the men and women of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

"Faces of Food Safety" introduces you to the men and women who play a role in making our food safe.

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  Scott Updike
M. Scott Updike, Ph.D., a biological scientist with the Office of Policy and Program Development’s (OPPD) Risk Management and Innovations Staff (RMIS), has been with USDA for more than eight years and with FSIS more than three years. 
 
  Lisa Fort
Lisa Fort is a chemist in FSIS’ Midwestern laboratory in St. Louis, Missouri, where her duties include “bench work” — mixing and handling chemicals, extracting samples, and analyzing those samples using sophisticated instrumentation. 
 
  Cristina Picazo
This has been a noteworthy year for Picazo — in addition to her promotion to enforcement, investigations and analysis officer, she earned an associate degree in animal science, as well as food safety and food production certificates.
 
  April Humbles
As a Compliance Investigator with FSIS’ Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit (OIEA) Compliance Investigation Division and based in Richmond, Virginia, April Humbles works wherever she is needed in the Southeast Region. 
 
  Dr. Khali Jones
Since the age of six, Dr. Khali Jones dreamed of being a veterinarian. Now, as a relief supervisory public health veterinarian (SPHV) in the Atlanta District, Jones is living her dream. 
 
  Robert Witte
Robert Witte, a Senior Staff Officer with the Policy Development Staff (PDS) in the Office of Policy and Program Development (OPPD), has been with FSIS for 14 years.
 
  Dr. Catherine Pierce
A Frontline Supervisor (FLS) in the Des Moines District, Dr. Catherine Pierce has been with FSIS for almost 13 years. In this role, she provides oversight and supervision to 3 public health veterinarians (PHV) and 17 consumer safety inspectors in the Madison Circuit.
 
  Dr. Brianna Medina
Dr. Brianna Medina is a supervisory public health veterinarian (SPHV) in the Philadelphia District. Medina has a patrol assignment in the Providence, Rhode Island, circuit. Her FSIS career began as a relief SPHV in the Dallas District. Learn more about how she promotes food safety.
 
  David Sandler
Jonathan “David” Sandler helps FSIS prepare for emergencies. The senior preparedness and response coordinator with the Significant Incident Preparedness and Response Staff (SIPRS), is part of a team that helps FSIS prepare for emergencies.
 
  Dr. Raul Frontera
Dr. Raul Frontera, a frontline supervisor (FLS) in the Raleigh District’s Wilson Circuit in eastern North Carolina, has served in FSIS more than 25 years. Frontera began his FSIS career in June 1994 as a supervisory public health veterinarian (SPHV) in Lewiston, North Carolina. How did he get here?
 

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Last Modified Oct 29, 2020